Arsene Wenger: 'Burnley are Premier League's surprise package this season'

Chris Wood ready to return as Burnley face Arsenal

Spurs bounced back with a 2-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League to secure top spot in the group with a game to spare. Man City go and wipe the floor with these teams, but you just don't know what will happen with Arsenal. The Gunners cruised to a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby last weekend, and they should be up for it in east Lancashire despite the midweek Europa League defeat to Koln which involved a second-string squad.

Arsenal go into the clash at Turf Moor level on points with Sean Dyche's side after 12 games this season.

"I think Arsenal, without a shadow of doubt, fit into that, and particularly at Turf Moor".

Although Arsenal's Premier League has been on the up, their form in the Europa League has been patchy at best.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette, Giroud.

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The only absentees are Jonathan Walters, Dean Marney and Tom Heaton - whose deputy Nick Pope as impressed in-between the sticks for the Clarets.

Burnley have allowed their opponents more shots than any other side in the Premier League this season (209), but they have allowed their opponents the 3rd lowest quality of chance on average - 0.081 xG per shot faced, with historical data expecting that 8.1 per cent of these chances would be scored on average.

Arsenal have scored 24 headed goals in the Premier League since the start of last season; five more than any other side in this period.

"Against Burnley, that will be different". An incredible pin-point cross for Olivier Giroud against Manchester United last season was a rare occasion where a long-range cross was converted.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has previously been accused of not spending enough time on the training ground practicing set pieces, but statistics from the past two seasons suggest that the Gunners are dispelling the myth that Wenger's side don't score enough headers.

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